If your old air conditioning system is not working that well, early spring is a great time to install a new air conditioning system. That way, when the real hot weather hits, you'll already have an air conditioning system in place.
Work with A Licensed Contractor
Installing an air conditioning system is a really large job that requires electrical and structural knowledge on the part of the contractor who installs the air conditioning system. Make sure that you are working with a licensed contractor. Any licensed contractor will be happy to provide you with their license number.
Remember, a contractor's license number is different from a business license. A business license is issued by the city or state that the business is located, and allows an individual to run a business. A contractor's license is issued by a state organization and ensures that the contractor has met specific training requirements, passed professional tests, and carries the right type of insurance.
Installing an air conditioning system is a complex job that involves multiple parts and systems within your home that you should use a properly licensed contractor for.
Looking Into the Warranties
When you put in a new air condition system you want to look closely at the warranties that it comes with. There are two different types of warranties you are going to want to look at – the warranty provided by the manufacturer of the HVAC equipment and the warranty offered by the installer.
For the manufacture warranty, the longer the warranty the better. You don't want to install an HVAC system that the manufacturer is only willing to back up with a warranty that lasts for a couple of years. You want to install an HVAC system that will cover the parts for at least a decade. Make sure that the manufacture warranty is adequate in length and also the depth of coverage.
Second, the installers that you hire should offer a warranty as well. A large part of the cost of installing a new HVAC system is tied up with the labor. When you have a new system installed, it should work correctly. If there are issues with the installation, the contractor who installed the equipment should back-up their installation with a multi-year warranty.
When you install a new HVAC system in your home, make sure that you use a licensed contractor who has the professional experience to correctly install the HVAC system and treat your home with respect. Choose an HVAC system that is backed up by a long-term warranty, and work with an air conditioning installation contractor who will back-up their work as well.